Conservation Intern

Montana Conservation Corps Published: January 5, 2020
Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, MT
Second Location
Bozeman, MT 59715, United States
Job Type
Education / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Recycling/Composting /

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“Inspiring young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.”

Those are the words we live by and the mission we serve here at Montana Conservation Corps. Each year we enroll hundreds of young adults and school-aged youth in our AmeriCorps and Youth Service Expedition programs.

Gain Professional Experience and Help Protect and Preserve Montana's Watersheds!

Position Overview

MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.  Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho.

  • The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members.
  • Interns are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor, while coordinating with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of the program objectives. 
  • CIs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, habitat enhancement/restoration, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive species management. 


  • Term Dates: 5/13/20 – 8/14/20    
  • Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly
  • AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,638 upon successful completion of the program
  • Location: Varies based on host site placement
  • Application Deadline: February 9, 2020  

Programmatic Duties

  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners
  • Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
  • Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service


  • High school degree or GED
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

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